We took a cab to the other side of the city and went to a beach and resort area that everyone had recommended.
We found a nice restaurant on the beach that had slow but free) wi-fi. Our diet cokes arrived in impossibly large goblets.
We were enjoying some shrimp tacos when a little Mexican man idled up to me and try to get me to rent his jet-ski's. The price was too much so we told him "no".
As we ate, Jo and I noticed that there were a couple different groups offering parasailing. She and I had been talking about wanting to go parasailing at some point on our contract.
The little Mexican man appeared next to me and told us he also did parasailing. He offered us a good price and before we knew it, we were rushed on to the beach and I was strapped into a parachute.
They got me in the parachute and up in the air so fast that I never had a chance to change my mind. Or, take a picture.
Jeannie got a video of me, but no pictures. Here's the video.
Jo went next.
She was whisked away in a flash.
Jeannie's friends Katie and Stephanie went next.
While they were up in the air I could tell Jeannie really wanted to do it too.
Over the past few years Jeannie has really been trying to be adventurous. There are some things that scare her, but she's been doing a really good job of being brave and trying things out. Initially I thought the parasailing would be too scary for her to try, but after doing it myself I knew it was a piece of cake and something she would really enjoy.
After a bit of coxing and reassurance, Jeannie put on the life vest and marched over to the parachute.
Within seconds she was flying through the air enjoying the ride of her life.
She landed and yelled, "I did it!"
We all laughed. We were all proud of her.
It was all very fun. I was surprised that it wasn't the least bit scary. It was very calm and peaceful and relaxing. Very fun.